Grading schedule

Courtesy of Billy-I've decided to steal his format to give you an inside peak into the thrilling world of final grades.

Monday-May 3

7:00 alarm goes off

7:01 reset alarm for 7:30

7:30 second alarm goes off

7:31 reset alarm for 8:00

8:00 alarm goes off

8:00-8:11 lie in bed half awake with cat snoozing on my head trying to make vital decisions like what am I going to wear and what do I really need to do before I get up this morning

8:11-decide that I can pick up the laundry and mail my bills later that night although I know full well I'll forget

8:15-take ten minute shower

8:25 towel off while seeing if the outfit I mentally decided upon is clean enough of cat hair to wear

8:30 pluck my eyebrows for five minutes

8:35 apply face: first moisturizer and then liquid foundation, powder foundation, cream blush, cover up ( under eyes) eye shadow (one shade), eyeliner, lip stick, lipgloss, and mascara

8:50 quickly style hair

9:00 leave apartment

9:02 realize I felt my cell phone on the charger

9:06 take cross town bus

9:18 get on six train

9:45 while coming out of the subway debate the various merits of different breakfasts: grape nuts, yogurt and grapes; toasted bagel with eggs; or a croissant.

9:55 decide on a croissant as the line for a bagel is too long and there is no non fat yogurt from some strange weekend yogurt rush

10:00 get to office and answer email

10:10 thoroughly depressed by the lack of personal email and overwhelming amount penile enhancement spam I check up on my favorite blogs blithely ignoring the stack of papers to grade

10:50 pick up final exams

11:00 begin to administer final exams

11:01 students ask questions about the exam "do we need to skip lines?" "does spelling count?" "do you grade this exam?" "do we need to skip lines?" "how much does this count towards our grade?" "do we need to skip lines?"

11:10 students actually begin to take exam

11:10-12:20 sit at desk and grade final papers-make stacks of papers to hand back to students

12:20 pack up stuff-collect exams from the last two stragglers

12:30 return to office to check for exciting email again

12:32 again I am disappointed

12:35 write blog entry instead of finishing grading final papers

1:30 pick up final exams

2:00 hand out finals-these students do not ask any questions

2:00-3:15 finish grading final papers, finish grading late papers which have accumulated over the semester

3:25 return to office

3:30 check email yet again

3:35 am confronted in the computer lab by three students all having computer/paper related crises-calm each student-come up with viable solution

4:45 leave office

4:50 get on uptown bus

4:50 grade final exams on bus

5:35 reach uptown coffee spot

5:40 get tea-grade final exams

6:40 forage for food

7:15 have brief dinner

7:30 return to grading final exams

8:45 decide on change of venue

9:00 go to local lounge-order a coke-for now

9:00-9:30 attempt to grade but I am too distracted by the two social workers who keep talking about being "ass raped" by their supervisors

9:45 finally abandon all hope of finishing grading final exams-order a corona-talk with social workers

10:45 call guy you met this weekend to see if he would like to nip out and meet you-leave message on his cell phone

11:00-social workers leave

11:30 finally decide to go home and sleep

11:35-get home and throw on pjs

11:40-1:00 read a book on writers and depression

May 4

8:00 alarm goes off
oh you know the drill

9:15 get up-decide because no one will be in the office I can get away with cargo pants and tank top with light coat

again need I go through the morning roll call?

9:50 remember this time to mail bills-although I still don't pick up the laundry

10:00 head to work

10:15-10:40 grade final exams on subway

11:00 arrive at work

11:35 finish grading final exams

and now I only have about seven hundred pages of student writing to read and grade by Thursday at three

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